I didn't mention last week's blog entry
as I figured that weekly updates of "Yes it's still being worked on, no I don't have anything to show you," were a little pointless.
However it might be interesting to see that Docoto Defense is changing its core technology from 2D TGB to 3D TGE (mentioned as a possibility a couple weeks ago) and the new discussions that is bringing about. With that I've had to take some steps back and learn the 3D engine environment and related issues so again there isn't anything more to show, but yes, it's still being worked on.
As mentioned in this week's blog entry
, right now I'm looking at buying the RTS Starter Kit
($50) and the AFX Combo Pack
($75). Since Tower Defense is basically a minimalized RTS, there are some obvious benefits an RTS Kit would have, such as camera control, unit selection/building, and a multiplayer lobby. The AFX technology information page looks
like it is mainly for magical spell systems, but really the technology can be adapted for targeting and shooting from the towers and many other nifty things.
Mouser has been kind enough to buy me a Torque Book ($60) which just arrived today and we both agree on the usefulness both the RTS Kit and AFX Combo Pack would have for the game. Unfortunately, being the starving college student I am (except not technically really "starving") these things are a bit pricey. I have just under $15 in DonationCredits and would love for that number to be somewhat higher to make buying these resources more affordable. For anyone with a few extra dollars willing to make a contribution, it would be very much appreciated!
That's it for this time. Thanks everyone!